Faculty

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Dr. Craig Nelson

Executive Director of Painting & Printmaking / School of Fine Art

For more than 30 years, Craig Nelson has depicted figures, landscapes, California coastal vistas, and various environments in rich, vibrant oils. He has painted countless movie posters, including the one-sheets for Slap Shot, The Monster Squad, and The Incredible Journey; many book covers; and album covers for the likes of Natalie Cole (Thankful) and Rick Nelson (Country). Some of his most prestigious works have been his Broadway production posters for Neil Simon’s Lost in Yonkers and Proposals; both originals are in the playwright’s private collection.

During his illustrious career, Nelson has won more than 200 awards of excellence in various shows, as well as five gold medals and four silver medals from organizations including the Society of Illustrators and the California Art Club. In 1996, one of his paintings was chosen for the Communication Arts Annual cover.

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Dr. Craig Nelson's Work

Fall 2022 Part-Time Faculty

Faculty MemberBackground
Beverly LazorArt Center College Design, Pasadena, California (Bachelor of Fine Arts, Illustration)
Brandie GroganOhio State University, Columbus, Ohio (Bachelor of Fine Arts, Fine Arts)
Carla CrawfordUniversity of California, Davis, Davis, California (Bachelor of Fine Arts, Art Studio)
Chris RolikCalifornia College of Arts and Crafts, Oakland, California (Bachelor of Fine Arts, Printmaking)
Christine HanlonAcademy of Art University, San Francisco, California (Master of Fine Arts, Painting)
David BurkeTemple University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (Master of Fine Arts, Painting)
Dean LarsonTowson State University, Towson, Maryland (Master of Education, Art Education)
Gregory GandyAcademy of Art University, San Francisco, California (Master of Fine Arts, Fine Arts)
Ho Jun LeeAcademy of Art University, San Francisco, California (Master of Fine Arts, Figure Painting)
Jesse MangersonAcademy of Art University, San Francisco, California (Master of Fine Arts, Illustration)
Joevic YebanAcademy of Art University, San Francisco, California (Bachelor of Fine Arts, Painting)
Karen Leoni10+ years of experience in Fine Art
Kevin MooreAcademy of Art University, San Francisco, California (Bachelor of Fine Arts, Fine Art - Painting)
Kevin WuesteMcDaniel College, Westminster, Maryland (Bachelor of Arts, English Literature)
Mark ElliotAcademy of Art University, San Francisco, California (Bachelor of Fine Arts, Fine Art)
Sean ConnorNew York Academy of Art, New York, New York (Master of Fine Arts, Painting)
Sheldon GreenbergSan Jose State University, San Jose, California (Bachelor of Science, Graphic Design)
Sung KimAcademy of Art University, San Francisco, California (Master of Fine Arts, Fine Art)
Thomas MarshCalifornia State University, Long Beach, Long Beach, California (Master of Fine Arts, Art)
Youngjae KimEast Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina (Master of Fine Arts, Fine Art)
Zachary ZdraleAcademy of Art University, San Francisco, California (Master of Fine Arts, Figurative Painting)
Anne StrykeAcademy of Art University, San Francisco, California (Master of Fine Arts, Sculpture)
Ben BelknapCalifornia College of the Arts, Oakland, California (Bachelor of Fine Arts, Ceramics)
Deborah SamiaAcademy of Art University, San Francisco, California (Bachelor of Fine Arts, Sculpture)
John NearyPratt Institute, Brooklyn, New York (Bachelor of Fine Arts, Film)
Yingling LinAcademy of Art University, San Francisco, California (Bachelor of Fine Arts, Fine Art)

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